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We're publishing a beautiful high fantasy art book featuring exclusive illustrations and tutorials from 14 international artists!
We're publishing a beautiful high fantasy art book featuring exclusive illustrations and tutorials from 14 international artists!
1,229 backers pledged £60,161 to help bring this project to life.

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The Enchanted Forest Fantasy Art Book

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The Enchanted Forest team are a group of 14 fantasy artists and illustrators from all over the world, gathered by myself (Jodie), also a practicing artist! Tired of seeing generic and uninspiring 'how to' art books in stores, I've decided to publish my own - an A4 size thread-sewn softback filled with a wonderful variety of fantasy art and a comprehensive selection of tutorials! My end goal is to create a book that will inspire artists and art lovers alike!

Inside The Enchanted Forest you'll find over 130 pages of traditional and digital art; featuring woodland elves, witches, mermaids and other high fantasy beings! In addition, there are 28 pages of exclusive tutorials covering a variety of topics from digital painting, copic marker and traditional media to illustration prep, colour theory and much more!

 Prototypes of the The Enchanted Forest have already been printed - we now need your help to fund a full run of books!

 Each artist has an 8-page section of the book, which includes a collection of illustrations, their exclusive Enchanted Forest images and a 2-page art tutorial.

For everyone interested in the art-making process, we've lovingly put together 14 unique art tutorials from our featured artists: these tutorials have been written especially for the book and can't be found anywhere else! Take a look at some highlights:

In their Enchanted Forest tutorial, Eli Baum highlights the many ways you can use color theory to enhance your images, draw attention to certain aspects and tell a story with your art!

Have you ever wondered how digital illustrators create such crisp, perfect images without using line art? Viv Tanner walks you through the process from start to finish, with tips on how to apply color gradients, flats and texture.

In this wonderful traditional media tutorial, Miss Etoile walks you through the creation of one of her beautfiul Copic Marker & gouache illustrations. Learn how to prepare your sketch, transfer it to art board and complete it!

Learn how to complete a traditional painting in ink, watercolor and marker - Nati's tutorial contains a full list of her favorite tools and tips on how to use them!

Anndr reveals her top digital painting tips to help speed up your creation process, adjust colors effectively and use Photoshop's tools to create great special effects!

 Using your own 3D models as reference can save a lot of time! In this tutorial, Cashile details her creative process from start to finish, and how to set up reference models of your own using free software.

Exclusively for Kickstarter, all of our reward tiers include a downloadable PDF copy of all 14 tutorials, so you can read them on your phone, tablet or PC! Not only that, there are three unique videos showing the creation process of various illustrations from start to finish, so you can watch and learn how our artists create their works!

To celebrate the launch of the book our artists have designed a beautiful collection of Gold Foil prints! These will be printed on heavyweight stock, finished with delicate gold hot foil stamping and presented in a custom card case. The full set is available in the Deluxe Tier alongside a whole range of other art goodies!

In addition, this stunning variant of our cover art by ELK64 will be produced as a Holofoil Art Print and will be included free in all book pledges as a bonus 'thank you!' to our backers! This special print will have a magical rainbow holographic foil effect on highlighted areas~

If you'd like a range of wonderful art goodies with your book, you can also pledge for a Deluxe tier! This special Limited Edition book set contains over 30 different art prints in various sizes, a signed copy of The Enchanted Forest and a full set of gold foil prints - all presented in a beautiful foil-stamped gift box. Each box is signed and numbered by the author and is exclusive to Kickstarter!

Please note the A4 Art Prints and Art Postcard sets will not be available to other tiers in the Add-On Store - these are exclusive to the Deluxe Book Bundle!

We have a variety of rewards to choose from - whether you'd just like to donate or would like a copy of the new book, take a look at what we have on offer!

If we can hit our initial target, a whole range of exciting goodies will be available at certain milestones! All stretch goal bonuses are added to the campaign completely free of charge, so please spread the word as much as you can to ensure everyone gets the most out of their pledges!

After the Kickstarter has ended, book tier backers will be able to add extras to their pledge via the add-on store. Here you can add upgrades and extras such as:

  • Extra copies of The Enchanted Forest
  • Extra Deluxe Book Bundle sets
  • Upgraded shipping (tracking)
  • Copies of our last book 'Threads'
  • Gold Foil Print sets
  • Enamel Pin sets

Items from the add-on store will also be upgraded depending on your initial pledge - so for example if you have a Golden Early Bird tier and wish to add extra books, these extra books will also come with the Gold Foil prints and other Kickstarter items.

How do I pledge...?

Thanks so much for your support! Simply choose your reward on the right and enter the total you'd like to pledge. Please note, Kickstarter will not take payment until the end of the campaign, and you can always change your pledge later if you need to!

Shipping & Tracking

The shipping rates above are for standard Airmail and do not include tracking, which allows you to see the journey of your package online. You can upgrade your pledge to include tracking after the campaign has ended via the add-on store.

Shipping Schedule

Our book is 100% ready to go! As soon as the funds are recieved, we will go into full production. The estimated shipping time is November / December 2018: Delays are possible, but we've streamlined the production process so any delays will be minor at best!

Did you enjoy our last project: 'Threads: Fashion Artbook'?

With the help of our Backers, in 2015 we brought our fashion-themed artbook 'Threads' to life and shared it with the world - it has been sold in multiple countries since publishing and we've had nothing but positive feedback from our buyers! We hope The Enchanted Forest will delight fans of Threads in the same way, but with a brand new theme, new artists, new tutorials and an exciting range of Kickstarter-exclusive goodies!

Risks and challenges

To avoid any delays, we've made sure the book is 100% complete, we've already printed sample copies, and have the bonus goodies all set up and ready to order! So, the entire project is ready to go as soon as we have the funding.

All we need is your help to get the ball rolling! Thanks so much for your support~

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Digital Tutorial Pack

    A PDF download containing 28 exclusive tutorial pages from the book, one download of 3 unique painting process videos, plus your name in the Kickstarter Backers' page.

    Includes:
    • The Digital Tutorial Pack
    • Your name printed in the Kickstarter Backers' Page!
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    Golden Early Bird Book

    LIMITED OFFER!

    Only available for the first 48 hours of the campaign! - This reward includes TWO Limited Edition gold foil prints with your copy of the book, alongside the other Kickstarter goodies:

    Includes:
    • 1 x Enchanted Forest Art Book
    • 1 x Holofoil Art Print
    • 2 x Random Art Postcards
    • The Digital Tutorial Pack
    • Your name printed in the Kickstarter Backers' Page!
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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    The Enchanted Forest Art Book

    This special Kickstarter-only edition of the book comes with the following goodies & extras:

    Includes:
    • 1 x Enchanted Forest Art Book
    • 1 x Holofoil Art Print
    • 2 x Random Art Postcards
    • The Digital Tutorial Pack
    • Your name printed in the Kickstarter Backers' Page!
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    Pledge £65 or more About $82

    Limited Edition Deluxe Book Bundle

    Our Limited Edition book set - contains the book, plus the following selection of beautiful art prints by our featured artists in a white foil-stamped gift box:

    Includes:
    • 1 x Enchanted Forest Art Book
    • 1 x Holofoil Art Print
    • 14 x A4 Art Prints
    • 14 x A6 Art Postcards
    • 1 x Full set of Limited Edition Gold Foil Prints
    • Presented in a White, Foil-Stamped Gift Box
    • The Digital Tutorial Pack
    • Your name printed in the Kickstarter Backers' Page!
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    Pledge £110 or more About $139

    Ultimate Fantasy Art Collector

    The ultimate Fantasy Art collection! One DELUXE box set from The Enchanted Forest and one DELUXE box set from 'THREADS': Fashion Art book! This double Deluxe set features everything from the tiers above PLUS one of the author's 4 remaining Limited Edition box sets from the last Kickstarter, which includes the 'Threads' Artbook, an A4 print set, postcard set, sticker set, mini card deck and more!

    Includes:
    • The Deluxe Book Bundle
    • THREADS Deluxe Book Bundle
    • The Digital Tutorial Pack
    • Your name printed in the Kickstarter Backers' Page!
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